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?iewrkz dexter filkins of the "new yorker," and john burbs of the "new york times." >>ke the numbers killed, iraqis, americans, very high numbers of wounded, the gicantic cost that weighs on me, and i'm not an american, every time i come tot the united states and think what $1 trillion or $two trillion could have done to alleviateve poverty, improve roadses improve hospitals in the united states. the conclusion i have come to, there was much about the american effort in iraq that i admired, wasam that it was missn impossible from the start. >> let's go back tom syria. here we have a humanitarian catastrophe. 70,000 dead,un, which is probably a low figure at this point. and we are largely sitting it out. we're largely watching from the sooipped linees.wa as this happens, and as the longer this war goes on, the bad effects of is that war are going to spread into jord, into iraq, as we've already seen, anv into lebanon, and we're justan watching. and i think we're just watching because of iraq.e we look at syria, and we see iraq. >> there is a quotation from ambassador crocker one of ou
resisting it. he was the commander at the time. john abazaid, the central command, which oversaw the middle east, was also not for it. secretary of state condi rice was very strongly opposed to it and i accessed a transcript of the meeting at the white house where she voiced her view. she simply thought the opportunity to change things through military force was gone. all of her deputies thought. o >> rose: but it also should beug pointed out, as you will do, the notion that it was the combination of the surge and the arab awakening.at the sunnis were beginning toke turn on al qaeda, and those two things converged.h >> well, bush made a decision, supported basically by his own n.s.c. team, general petraeus, who was in waiting but had not yet been officially picked, andy ray odyearno was the number two command or the ground, and jack keene, who had been former vice chief of staff, who had been working as interlock tour, going around and ashiewrpg the white house. i don't think when theyar made e decision the white house really anticipated that the surge would have this catalytic effect on th
would argue that's one of the many reasons that we're stuck. >> rose: okay. john kerry is the new secretary of state. cares about the middle east? interested. has been as chairman of the foreign relations committee. has many contacts in the region, many trips in the region, its unlikely he would appoint an envoy. he wants to do it himself i would assume. does that make a difference? >> it seems to be the case. it's the secretary of state, he has a certain gravitas. but ultimately you're going to have to have a president who is committed to this issue and i'm not convinced that president obama see this is other as a loser issue for him at this point. >> rose: so finally, aaron, when they come back you don't think we'll have a greater understanding between the two leaders? >> i think you will. and particularly i think on iran. i think netanyahu will continue to give the president the time and space he needs on the israeli/palestinian thing. i don't know, charlie. i really think that this is a tough one and with all due respect to secretary kerry, i wish him well but barack obama is
in the u.n. or the international criminal court. >> we'll see whacomes out. and then john kerry is going to follow up on this. but i suspect that from the way that the wording is coming out there may be a softening of positions on both sides on this in terms of settlement. a restraining settlement activity. >> rose: and palestinian initiatives in the u.n.. >> right. >> rose: okay. the last one is empower secretary of state kerry. >> he hasn't done that yet. he really needs to do it because he's given this speech which has raised expectations sky-high about what the united states is going to do in the peace process. and if he doesn't back kerry up, because kerry is the one that is going to be doing it, kerry won't be able to succeed. >> my guess is knowing secretary kerry and knowing secretary clinton, that secretary kerry will give this because he passionately is interested in this more tension, individually on his own, than secretary clinton. >> he says it that the time, sorry, that the time for middlest envoy is over. >> he is a secretary that is widely prceived as being verylose to th
. the liberation of theology. cardinal -- had to deal with that because mainly john paul the second put it on his lap. >> rose: right. >> he's always been hurt to the church giving priority to the poor. >> rose: who is that. >> ratsinger. >> rose: pope benedict. >> exactly. this guy is from latin america. the church in america has made a commitment that has extended to the whole world which we start particularly start latin america which called the preferencionual option for the poor. i think his assignment is to show that works and it's not just piety. it means living and forming and working -- >> rose: you think he's more interested in those kinds of objectives, reaching out to the poor and making sure that the church serves the poor. than he is being so steadfast on some doctrinal issues. >> it depends -- divinity of christ. but anyway, yes. but i think it's what he would be concerned about is not just the prevention of the poor and the doctrine on the other specified but the link between the two. is there one. we have a double kind of life. >> rose: link between commitment to the poor an
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